Membership with the Artifactory provides:

  • Access to a communal workshop space located in an industrial estate, with indoor and outdoor work areas
  • Access to and usage of heavy duty tools, machines and facilities
  • Discounts on Artifactory run Events and workshops
  • Free WIFI
  • Small kitchenette and toilet facilities

All our payments and memberships are managed and done through our TidyHq







Membership Options:

The Artifactory is entirely funded by its memberships and all funds received go towards keeping the spaces doors open.

Casual Drop in Rate
Need to use the tools for a day or evening? $20 / Day
$10 / Evening
Full Membership 24/7 Access if you also pay a 3 month key bond** $75 per Month
Concession Membership Same as full membership available for students & otherwise starving hackers $45 per Month
Sponsored Membership Yearly membership includes fees for machines with timed usage costs; for where a maker has a sponsoring organization covering their costs $1,200 per Year

Small costs apply for major tools.*

Members who wish to have 24/7 access are required to maintain a bond equivalent to 3 months membership at their membership level for RFID card access.**
Members must be over the age of 18. Otherwise parental/guardian supervision is required






How do I join?


All our payments and memberships are managed through our TidyHq


To become an official member:


  • Make an account on TidyHq
  • Subscribe and purchase the monthly membership tier you would like.
  • Once confirmed an invoice will be sent and you will officially be a member.


The following is the suggested path to joining the Artifactory

  1. Register your interest by joining the FREE visitor level membership. This is OPTIONAL. It will prompt a committee member that you are  interested in joining the Artifactory.
  2. Visit the space a few times. Visiting is FREE. Check the webcams at first to see if people are there first. If you joined as a visitor, organise a time with the friendly committee member who contacted you.
  3. Make something at the space as a Casual member. If you’re using resources (tools, consumables, etc) place some money in the honour box.
  4. Join as member via TidyHQ for a few months make sure you’re getting value out of the space.
  5. If you then want 24/7 access pay your bond and get an RFID key to the space.  The bond is equivalent to 3 months membership. Enquiries to  (NOTE: We can only start arranging an RFID key for you after you have joined as a member.)

For your initial visits to the Artifactory come along to any of the events shown on the calendar.

Check our Calendar or Facebook page to see when the next Open day/ New member training day is on to come check out the space. (Open days are usually held the first Saturday of every month)

You can also address enquires to





Major Tool Costs:

Whilst the membership fee allows access to our many machines, some of which have an additional timed cost for use, this allows for money to go towards to maintaining and upkeep of the machines.

  • Laser Cutters:

Member Rate: Big Red $0.20 Little Red $0.10 per minute rounded up to the nearest dollar.
Day/Evening Casual User Rate: $5 per 10 minutes rounded up to the nearest $5.
  • Welding

    – $20 an hour
  • 3D Printer:

    -$0.20 per gram
  • CNC Machines:

Member Rate: $0.10 per minute rounded up to the nearest dollar.
Day/Evening Casual User Rate: $5 per 10 minutes rounded up to the nearest $5.


NOTE: You must be Artifactory Trained to use these Machines even if you have experience with the listed machines prior to joining.





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